There are so many things missing from our lives, That Abe, Java, our eccentric neighbour Bill and Fox. Fox pretty much lived in neighbour’s garden but pottered over to leave a taunt-of-poo for our dogs to roll in. A little message from Fox to Dog, “I see you, yeah you, you with your collars and baskets”. Fox sometimes took dog toys over to Bill’s yard and set the security lights off so he could sneer at the toys in full gaudy plastic squeaking-hamburger detail. Bill used to leave food out for the Fox and watch him tuck in.
I wonder if Fox ever rolled in the doglets poo – if you see a carrot flecked Fox, he’s ours.
Next-door has been sold and converted into 2 dwellings. The garden has been decimated and new owner says he’s going to build a bungalow on it. Fox has disappeared. Also, we’ve not seen any of the many cats who visited exactly 0.2cm out of paws reach. There would be the odd obligatory chase, dogs would bark to give the official 15 second warning. No one got hurt. Balance.
The combination of Fox and cats obviously had an effect on the eco-system of our garden and now they are gone......Goodbye old friends and hello Rat.
Frodi and Kato were completely
“Aww, look at the little guy. Look at his little hands” squeed Kato lying down, chin to floor to observe Rat sat in plant pot munching on a tomato.
“I say Katrina” (which is what Frodi calls Kato) “Human is rather noisy, one would even say hysterical”
“For fux sake hopeless dog bast do something, fuggin ginormous rat, chase it away, do the barking thing”
“No can do” remarked Frodi “I appear to have misplaced my bugle and left my hunting britches in Bridgnorth”
Rat has become more emboldened due to the uselessness of the canine security and has progressed to sitting in a garden chair eating a sandwich and texting his mates.
So...cats....how do those work then?